The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employs protocols, guidelines and directives established by the State of North Carolina, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Camp Association in determining best strategies for approving in-person youth programming.
Any in-person youth program must not only follow these established protocols, guidelines, and directives and must submit a plan to address the following:
- Communication Plan
- Screening for staff and participants to include:
- Initial health screening
- Ongoing screening process
- Response and management of case(s) or probable case(s)
- Preventing the spread of COVID-19 and/or other communicable diseases
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Drop-off, intake and pick-up procedures
- Keeping minors safe during activities
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff
- Any additional program protocols unique to their specific program
This plan must be implemented for each individual youth programs before it is approved to operate. The plan implementation is in addition to standard Protection of Minors Policy requirements.
Individuals who believe that a program is not adhering to its plan should contact the Protection of Minors office to file a report via one of the following methods: